1 in 4 CSU students is First Generation

At CSU, a First Generation student is one whose parents have not completed a bachelor's degree.

We know that celebrating First Generation students isn’t enough. The mission of the First Generation University Initiative is to help them succeed.

When our First Generation students succeed We Succeed

#ProudToBeFirstGen

For some First Generation students, attending and graduating from CSU is more than the standard achievement. It's a chance for a better life.

It's higher lifetime earnings

It's lower unemployment

It's a landmark moment in their story

I’m representing something greater than myself, and that’s a cool experience.

Dominic Martinez
We’re committed to First Generation students, providing them with support and guidance that address their unique needs.